Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink
Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews, Christopher F. Polloni
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Temperature, Sonar: Multibeam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Multibeam bathymetry mapping to identify earthquake and tsunami sources.
Start Date: 2006-05-03
Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
End Date: 2006-05-19
End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Equipment Used: XBT, SeaBeam 2112
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 53,300 sq. km of multibeam bathymetry were collected south of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Dominican republic, in the Mona rift area, in the 1946 tsunami area and south of the Puerto Rico trench. 11 XBT dropped.
Staff: Brian Andrews, Wayne Baldwin, William Danforth, Christopher F. Polloni, Uri Ten Brink
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Uri ten Brink (chief Scientist), Bill Danforth (data processing expert), Brian Andrews (GIS expert), Wayne Baldwin (data processing expert), Chris Polloni (archiving).
Andrews, B.D., ten Brink, U.S., Danforth, W., Chaytor, J.D., Granja-Bruna, J.L., and Carbo-Gorosabel, A., 2014, Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Puerto Rico Trench and Northeast Caribbean Region for Marine Geological Investigations. U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1125, doi: 10.3133/ofr20131125.
ten Brink, U.S., Marshak, Stephen, and Granja Bruna, Jose-Luis, 2009, Bivergent thrust wedges surrounding oceanic island arcs; insight from observations and sandbox models of the northeastern Caribbean plate: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121 no. 11-12, doi: 10.1130/B26512.1.